Image Properties

Date

29/05/08

Camera and Lens

Canon EOS 40D

Canon 100 mm USM
Macro Lens

Aperture Setting

F10
 
ISO Setting

400

Shooting Method

Hand Held Mode

Single Point Focus

My Favourite Image Four Spotted Chaser (Libellula quadrimaculata)

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The Four Spotted Chaser

This Chaser must be the most colourful and perhaps one of the easier dragonflies to photograph in the United Kingdom.

Early season Chasers like this female have an array of colourful patterns and hues that are not far short of stunning. When you add these vibrant colours to the stunning wings some really amazing images are possible.

It is a sturdy looking dragonfly and is fond of perching in fallow areas and in particular on the dead shoots of last years vegetation.

If approached from the rear some really detailed and close up images are possible.

It's not until you see this Chaser close up that you realise how stunning this insect actually is. Although it has to be said that they do dull with age and maturity.

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